Conference Program

09:00 - 10:00 Exhibition opens

  • Registration with tea and coffee

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome Address

Speaker:

10:20 - 11:05

Keynote Presentation

  • Summary of global trends
  • Highlighting the current challenges
  • Exploring future trends

11:05 - 11:50 Networking break and exhibition

11:50 - 12:20

Emerging package printing trends in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

  • Analyzing the latest developments
  • Evaluating the effects of globalization on local markets
  • Understanding the requirements of import and export markets

12:20 - 13:05

Printer panel discussion

  • Differentiating yourself from the competition
  • Optimizing local manufacturing
  • Serving foreign markets
  • Identifying new business opportunities

13:05 - 14:35 Networking lunch and exhibition

14:35 - 15:05

Highlighting new developments in materials

  • Looking at buoyant films and non-chemical coatings
  • Encouraging the use of natural and sustainable materials
  • Devising recycling strategies and methods for waste disposal

15:05 - 15:35

Lean ink management to maximize profitability and sustainability

  • Optimizing the printing process to eliminate waste
  • Implementing a cost-reducing waste management strategy
  • Case study examples: 5Sept Étiquette

Speaker:

15:35 - 16:05

Identifying digital printing options

  • Delivering product quality for luxury goods
  • Mass customization and personalization
  • Enabling new packaging applications
  • Creating new opportunities in brand development and positioning

16:05 - 16:50 Networking break and exhibition

16:50 - 17:20

Innovative packaging design for brand enhancement and protection

  • Creating packaging that ‘sells’
  • Measuring and analyzing shelf appeal
  • Incorporating design features for added impact
  • Increasing consumer attraction and interaction

17:20 - 18:00

Retailer panel discussion

  • Private labels versus premium brands
  • Propelling personalization - short run promotions
  • Developing new products and understanding the entire process
  • Forging successful relationships with designers and converters

18:00 - 18:00 End of sessions

09:00 - 10:00 Registration with tea and coffee

  • Registration with tea and coffee

10:00 - 10:05

Opening Address

Speaker:

10:05 - 10:35

Developing innovative security and anti-counterfeiting solutions

  • Integrating advanced technologies
  • On- or in-package technologies
  • Devices for instant verification of product authenticity
  • Brand protection - secure tracking technologies

11:05 - 11:50 Networking break and exhibition

11:50 - 12:20

The role of the ‘cloud’ in the packaging industry

  • Creating an integrated infrastructure
  • Resource sharing from brand owner through to printer
  • Examples of cost reduction

12:20 - 12:50

Exploring the benefits of virtual imaging

  • Packaging design and prepress workflow
  • Live demonstration of 3D software
  • Value adding applications of 3D technology

12:50 - 13:20

Implementing an automatic inspection system

  • Print defect detection
  • Print management solutions for streamlined production
  • Improving workflow with bespoke programming

13:20 - 14:50 Networking lunch and exhibition

14:50 - 15:20

New finishing techniques and applications

  • Addressing in-line finishing for efficiency and value adding packaging
  • Comparing the features and benefits of inline, offline, conventional and digital
  • Anticipating future trends

15:20 - 15:50

Highlighting recent advances in developments in inks and coatings

  • Design – the process of creating food safe packaging
  • Low migration high performance UV ink technologies
  • EB curing as an alternative for food applications

Speaker:

15:50 - 16:20

Package printing: opportunities for label converters

  • Practical advice on getting started
  • Exploring potential entry strategies – cartons and flexible packaging
  • Advantages of a completely integrated workflow for labels and package printing

16:20 - 17:05 Networking break and exhibition

17:05 - 18:00

Innovation showcase

  • During this session, a select number of companies will have the opportunity to give a short presentation (approx 10-15 mins) on their latest printing innovation

18:00 - 18:00 Close of conference